DAC Consolidating Facilities to Gain Efficiencies

June 19, 2010
Companies

DAC Products, the supplier of window and door displays and sample cases, is integrating its operations into its plant in Rural Hall, N.C.  Closing a facility in East Bend, N.C., the company expects to complete the process in the third quarter of this year.

With the move, the company is making an immediate investment of $250,000 to $300,000 in equipment, as well as transferring 25 to 30 new jobs to the Rural Hall plant. “The expansion of our Rural Hall facility is an important part our continued progress,” states Tony Smith, DAC’s president. “It is the result of our long-term vision and is just the start of more to come. We have a lot to be excited about.”

Consistent with its philosophy of reinvestment since beginning in business, the ownership plans ongoing investments with intended expenditures of approximately $2 million over the next three to five years, officials note. These investments will make for better control, thus giving better service to customers and creating additional efficiencies and capacity through the use of automation and technology.

Consolidating the East Bend facility into the Rural Hall plant will yield savings on operating expenses and reduce the company’s environmental footprint, it is noted. Equipment such as compressors, dust collection systems, and other infrastructure support equipment will be cut in half, gaining electrical power savings. The company also expects fuel savings from the reduction of goods and materials being transported between the two facilities.

Additionally, efficiencies and productivity will be improved as manufacturing lines are to be reconfigured to reduce non-value-added activity and simplify manufacturing processes, officials report.